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Sport-specific financing

Arbitration Financing

Financing for Professional Athletes Who Are In Arbitration

Sure Sports offers financing and loans for MLB and NHL Players awaiting arbitration decisions and contracts. Players can receive financing up to 10% of their projected market value or up to 30% of the team’s submitted salary proposal.

Benefits of Arbitration Financing

  • Financing up to 10% of a player’s projected market value or 30% of the team’s submitted salary proposal
  • Payments are deferred until the player is in season
  • Competitive interest rates
  • Funds often available in 2 business days
  • Loan can be increased to up to 30% of the player’s guaranteed salary once a contract is signed
  • Loss of Value Insurance Premium Financing
  • Financing available for Non-US Citizen

Confidentiality is at the forefront of everything we do

Sure Sports maintains strict confidentiality in all communications. We prioritize protecting the privacy of our borrowers and take all necessary measures to uphold it throughout the process.

Arbitration Financing

Case Study


Shortly after the conclusion of the MLB season, a Pre-Arbitration MLB Player submitted a financing request to Sure Sports.


The Player requested a $325,000 loan, with the primary use of the funds going towards renovations on the Player’s offseason residence.


However, under MLB’s pre-arbitration rules, the Player’s salary for the following season would likely remain undetermined until mid-January, which was nearly 4 months away.


Although the Player did not have a signed contract in place, Sure Sports collaborated with our General Counsel to swiftly secure bank approval for the player. We based the approval on the Player’s projected future market value.


Sure Sports had an Arbitration Memorandum prepared by its General Counsel, Heitner Legal. The memo provided insight into the total value of the MLB Contract the Player was expecting to sign before the beginning of the MLB Season. In addition, it overviewed the MLB Salary Arbitration process, and the applicable qualifications that made the Player eligible for Arbitration.


Based upon the memo, Sure Sports was able to have the Player’s loan request approved by 3 banks within 10 business days.

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